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Car 28, freshly repainted in its 1959 colors, leads fellow 1-50 series cars 45 and 35 down Beulah Hill on the East Troy Railroad on May 21, 2005. The car was repainted from the 1980's Spirit of Chicago scheme, in which it arrived at East Troy, to its 1959 livery earlier in 2005 and the work took approximately two weeks to complete. The interior has not been repainted as of yet, but the museum plans to eventually do so. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)

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Car 28 sits out in front of the East Troy Railroad depot in its original paint scheme on a cool spring night on May 21, 2005. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)

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Resplendent in its 1959 as-delivered exterior livery, PCC single car 28 is in front of the East Troy Railroad depot on the evening of May 21, 2005. (Photo by Eric Zabelny)

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The view of car 41 at the Illinois Railway Museum shows the motor cab interior of a typical 1-50 series car. The panel in the left front side of the cab (center of photo) had all of the commonly-used switches mounted on it, such as controls for head- and taillights, marker lights, interior and cab lights, windshield wipers, and more. Above the panel is the Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal box, which shows the motorman his speed, maximum allowable speed, and signal indications. This is not an original feature and was added later. In the left rear of the cab (extreme left of photo) is another switch for the cab overhead light and an interior speaker. In the lower right is the Cineston controller. (Photo by Robert Feldman)

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This view of of car 41's motorcab at the Illinois Railway Museum shows a fuller view of the layout of a PCC single-car's cab. In the front center is the Cineston controller, which controlled the motive power and electric brakes by moving the handle from one side to another through power and brake points. It's equipped with a deadman's feature, which puts the car into "brake" if it's released, so don't forget to hold it down! Above the Cineston in the window is the run number box. The seat is swiveled so that the motorman could operate the train, and then turn around to operate the individual door controls in the rear of his cab or use the farebox in the rear window of his cab if he were operating a one-man run. (Photo by Robert Feldman)

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The first four 1-50 series cars were experimental high-performance units, with experimental controls, trucks, gear drives, axles, and friction brakes. These cars, and the four high-performance 6000s also used in the testing program, were painted in a distinctive maroon and silver gray color scheme. The cars' colorful and playful livery lead to them sometimes being referred to affectionately as "the circus wagons". Car 1 is seen on Track 2 of the North Side Main Line in 1960. By 1964 the four cars were repainted in the standard color scheme. (Photo from the IRM Collection, courtesy of Peter Vesic)

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St. Louis-built car 30 is standing at the northbound platform of Dempster station after reaching the end of the Skokie Swift line on an evening in April 1965. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)

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Car 26, built in 1959, is near Asbury Avenue on the Skokie Swift in September 1966. (Photo by Jerry Appleman)

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A 1-50 series single unit is operating on the Evanston shuttle nearing Isabella Street in 1966. (Photo by Miles Beitler)